Barbara Cavanaugh

Barbara F Cavanaugh (Ferrin)

Sunday, July 18th, 1926 - Sunday, August 16th, 2020
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Barbara (Ferrin) Cavanaugh, 94, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at the Hunt Community in Nashua, NH after a long period of declining health. She was born on July 18, 1926 in Sommerville, MA, daughter of the late Myron H. and Ruth (Cummings) Ferrin.

Barbara was an executive secretary at Raytheon in Bedford, MA for 24 years before retiring. Her faith was very important to her. She was a devoted member of the Merrimack Valley Baptist Church in Merrimack, NH and a longtime volunteer at Southern NH Medical Center in Nashua, NH. She loved going to the beach, reading, playing cards and Scrabble, and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her second husband of 29 years, Oliver R. Cavanaugh, who died on August 16, 1996, and her three brothers, Myron Jr., Arthur, and Fred. She was also predeceased by her step-daughter, Suzanne Cavanaugh.

Barbara’s survivors include her two daughters, Janice D’Agostino and her husband Gary of Berlin, MA, and Joanne Sapers and her husband Mark of Merrimack, NH; three grandchildren, Christina Wilson, Paul D’Agostino and Julianne Lino and her husband Greg; two great grandchildren, Madeline Wilson and Dylan Wilson. She also leaves behind three step-daughters, Carol Shaw, Betsy Patten, and Nancy Patrick, and their families. She is also survived by a dear lifelong friend, Betty Knapp, of Lebanon, TN.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all the staff at the Hunt Community Pavilion for the loving and compassionate care they provided to Barbara, especially this past year.

SERVICES: Services will be held privately. Interment will be at Newton Cemetery in Newton, MA.
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    Newton Cemetery
    791 Walnut Street
    Newton Center, Massachusetts
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Jean Barrett

Posted at 08:17am
Barbara volunteered in the Coffee Shop for many years. She always greeted everyone with her beautiful smile and made the customer feel at home. We were blessed to have her helping in the Coffee Shop. She was loved by everyone. I did see her a few times at the Hunt Home and she always looked happy. An inspiration to us all. Jean Barrett, Director of Volunteer Services.

Susan Ferrin Matte

Posted at 05:45pm
Janice and Joanne, We are
praying for you all during this time. We rejoice that Aunt Barbara is with her Savior, and that we will see her again someday, as promised. With much love, Susan & Roland

Priscilla Jolicoeur

Posted at 10:07am
Janice and Joanne,
Praying for you during this time. Rejoicing Aunt Barb is with her Savior and we will see her again someday.
with love,
Priscilla & Paul Jolicoeur

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